There is nothing more beautiful than a Louis Vuitton show. Truly! Nicolas Ghesquiere certainly managed to dazzles all with his latest in collections for the most storied of fashion houses that has always been one of the best known and most coveted in the fashion industry. The Louis Vuitton resort 2016 collection has been released for all those who have begun planning for their vacations half a year from now. There was such anticipation in the air and our lovely newcomer certainly did not disappoint. Ghesquiere took it all with grace and gave us a line-up that has us envisioning ourselves atop the cruise line, arms spread wide, Titanic style, though without the tragic ending… we hope!
The Louis Vuitton cruise 2016 fashion show took place at the Bob and Dolores Hope Estate in Palm Springs on Wednesday night and it was incredible to view. A balance must always be struck between high concept and commercial savvy, something, which Ghesquiere has managed to do beautifully. According to the chairman and chief executive of LVMH group Bernard Arnault, “Nicolas responded to the architecture and the incredible sight. You have the desert and incredible view. When you are here, you think extraordinary travel.” It appears the house itself has been sold though so with a heavy heart Arnault states that this may be the last time a show would be staged there. The views from the house are magnificent, celebrity Michelle Williams commenting that she feels like she’s on a lunar landing or another planet.
The architecture of the house is certainly what got the designer going on the collection itself, incorporating the concrete and steel into the clothing was no easy feat, while the refinement sparkles throughout the line-up. The sweet and the hard combined to create the resort 2016 collection. The trend had been set for the A-line, the miniskirts put into motion about 14 months ago. Now, he’s turned to the maxi skirts on desert boots and has paired them with crop tops with criss-crossed leather belts. He seems to like the midriff exposure as well. Printed and quilted silk appeared among the fabrics used, particularly on housecoats. We particularly liked the chain prints on the clothing, the leather crossings giving the models a Viking meets modern world look. Stripes and zips were a common enough theme, while the trousers appear to be flowy and light in weight, loose against the legs and loosing pretty awesome.
While some of these dresses really caught our attention, we might want to change around those shoes as they bring a little too much sporty into the elegant looks. Those criss-crossing belts also created cut outs along the sides of the outfits before the pants fell to the floor. Bomber jackets and flip flops also appear, while the trend of matching the handbag to the clothing pieces was very much alive. The colors seem to focus heavily on the whites and the blacks, while blues and greens certainly made their appearances. We have to admit though that while many of the garments look quite similar, we have fallen in love with the leather at the waist with the thin black belt over top, the scrunched and bound look at the shoulder and the pretty leaf-like embroidery taking over the skirt. Add to that the sheath snake dress and you have some of the best pieces in the gorgeous Louis Vuitton resort 2016 collection.
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